Earlier, I made a list of 10 science fiction books that shoul d be movies. Here is my list of fantasy tales.
Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
What: The daughter of a witch confronts a powerful dragon to save her kingdom.
What’s in it for me: I want to see Arin fight the dragon with her long red hair swirling around her.
Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
What: Anita Blake investigates a serial killer of vampires.
What’s in it for me: Anita Blake deserves a cinematic version – she’s as cool as Buffy but lives in a grownup world.
Enchanted Castle by Edith Nesbit
What: Three children find a magical ring and a mystery.
What’s in it for me: I want to see the enchanted castle. Also, I love invisible stuff.
War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
What: Eddi, a rock musician, is pulled into a battle between fairy folk.
What’s in it for me: The Phouka, yummy. Plus, I’d like to hear the glamour’d rock show.
The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald
What: Curdie is grown up and goes to rescue his princess again.
What’s in it for me: I’d like to see the Grandmother/Eve summoning the birds for battle.
Half Magic by Edgar Eager
What: Four children find a magic coin that only grants half a wish.
What’s in it for me: The tournament would great fun to watch.
Ribsy by Beverly Cleary
What: A dog runs away and then tries to find his way home.
What’s in it for me: Ribsy is a highly endearing character and I’d like to hear his ‘voice.’
Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle
What: A boy and a unicorn must uncover what historical events caused the present calamity.
What’s in it for me: I want to hear St. Patrick’s rune chanted as a spell for stopping evil.
Country Bunny and the Little Gold Slippers by Marjorie Flack & Dubose Heyward
What: A mommy bunny vies for the best rabbit job in the land: Easter Bunny
What’s in it for me: Seeing the mommy rabbit besting all the arrogant men rabbits in the competition.
Big Joke Game by Scott Corbett
What: Boy and his guardian devil(!) have to survive a living board game.
What’s in it for me: Seeing the game board come to life.
Clairvoyant Countess by Dorothy Gilman
What: A clairvoyant woman tracks down a missing woman.
What’s in it for me: I would like to see an interesting story about esp for once.
Archangel by Sharon Shinn
What: A ‘cinderella’ is chosen to be the consort of the Archangel who controls the planet’s climate.
What’s in it for me: The angels flying. The angels singing.